Clarifying the role of shape in children's taxonomic assumption.

@article{Baldwin1992ClarifyingTR,
  title={Clarifying the role of shape in children's taxonomic assumption.},
  author={Dare A. Baldwin},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={392-416}
}
When asked to find a new referent of a novel label children tend to ignore thematic relations (e.g., the relation between a spider and its web) and focus instead on taxonomic relations (e.g., the relation between a spider and a snake). The precise nature of children's taxonomic assumption has not been clear, however. One possibility is that the taxonomic assumption reduces to a "similar-shape rule": perhaps children tend to select objects of the same taxonomic kind when asked to extend new… CONTINUE READING

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